Nothing has taught me more about building things and fixing things than being a homeowner. When your faucet starts leaking, you can’t call the landlord to get it looked at anymore. It’s your responsibility now. And so I have learned to install a faucet – more so the first time, but that meant that the second time went much easier. That said, the best lesson of all is knowing when you’re out of your depth. Home repairs aren’t nearly as forgiving as you would like.
So there comes a time when paying for a professional is actually the less expensive and quicker option. If you’re having trouble figuring out when that time comes, listen to your better half – you know you’ll never hear the end of it if you don’t!